LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into an agreement with Signalhorn, a major provider of hybrid network solutions for Enterprise and Government customers worldwide.
The deal with Signalhorn will enable its Enterprise and Government customers to benefit in several ways including giving banks secured networks with foreign offices, providing significantly more bandwidth for oil & gas exploration than is available today, enabling seamless connectivity for shipping & fleet management, or providing primary 4G and 5G satellite backhaul connectivity for cellular operators.
LeoSat’s system of low earth orbit communications satellites can achieve lower latency and stronger end-to-end security compared to traditional satellite and terrestrial solutions used today. This is achieved through an advanced system architecture utilising optical inter-satellite laser links which connect the satellites, creating fiber-like symmetry at Gigabit speeds while providing total security as the data is encrypted and secured from end-to-end across the network, with no terrestrial touch points.
Speaking about the benefits of the deal, LeoSat’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ronald van der Breggen, said: “Witour laser-connected satellite constellation, we will effectively have a network of 78 MPLS ‘routers’ in space, completely covering the earth. In combining satellite and network technology, we have developed a solution that truly realises the synergies and benefits from both worlds [satellite and networking]. With Signalhorn taking up to 2 Gbps of capacity, we see this as firm endorsement of our ability to offer new opportunities for networking connectivity.”
Michael Biederer, VP Operations & Customer Care of Signalhorn added: “At Signalhorn, we believe in doing everything we can to make the network solutions we offer to our customers better. This drive for excellence fuels our choice of products and we are, therefore, delighted to add LeoSat’s next generation architecture to our existing portfolio of innovative communications solutions. By combining the best of satellite with the attributes of terrestrial networks, we see a whole host of new opportunities for our customers”.
LeoSat is presently working with Thales Alena Space to finalise the manufacturing plan, paving the way for the production and deployment of the entire constellation.